Date of Award

Spring 5-1959

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering


Metallurgical Engineering

First Advisor

George M. Maxwell

Second Advisor

Professor R.I. Smith

Third Advisor

Doctor John W. Hower


The purpose of this study is to identify the various Montana clay minerals by means of X-ray diffraction. The ultimate aim of this investigation is to identify the different clay mixtures through an analysis of their respective diffraction patterns, and diffraction patterns obtained after various chemical and thermal treatments.


Co-worked this project on X-ray analysis with George M. Maxwell who created his own report on the experience.